Review: Love Undercover by L. K. Shaw

love undercoverTitle: Love Undercover

Author: L. K. Shaw

Year of publication: 2019

The heroine: Ines Rodriguez

The hero: Brody Thomas

The blurb: I can’t help my attraction to Tomás, a ruthless, gorgeous member of the Juarez Cartel. The only problem? I’m the undercover cop here to bring them all down.

I’ve immersed myself in a world of money and drugs, and there’s no one I can trust. Especially not Tomás. Yet time and time again we cross paths, fighting the inevitable. Until one explosive night when we can no longer fight the dangerous attraction between us. I run through every possible scenario, trying to find a way to make a relationship between us work.

What I don’t realize is that Tomás is hiding behind a mask of his own, and the connection we share could be deadly.

Standalone or series: Book one in the Covert Liaisons series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: This was a well-written, entertaining romantic suspense story. Ines and Brody are both law enforcement officers who are undercover in a cartel. Brody has been there for five years for the DEA, so immersed in the character created that the lines between reality and fiction are blurring. He’s close to bringing the whole cartel down, and then she appears.

Ines is trying to find her brother, a fellow police officer, who was also working in the cartel but appears to have had his cover blown. She needs to find out what has happened to him, so she goes undercover and cosies up to the cartel head’s gormless nephew. But when she meets one of the top members of the cartel, she’s instantly drawn to him.

Neither of them know at first they’re both on the same side, but they can’t hide their attraction to each other, and soon enough they can no longer fight it. The sex scenes were hot and their relationship was intriguing.

I’m very much looking forward to reading the next books in the series 🙂